When you are charged with an offence that warrants fingerprinting, the Halton Regional Police Service (HRPS) and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) keep a record of your fingerprints.

If you are later found not guilty of the offence, you may apply to have your fingerprints and/or photographs destroyed. To qualify, the charges must be withdrawn, dismissed, discharged, or stayed, and you must not have a previous criminal record.

How to Apply for Fingerprint Destruction

Those who qualify to have their fingerprints and/or photographs destroyed may submit their request either ONLINE using our Destruction of Fingerprints form or by mailing in the completed Fingerprint Destruction application form. If your disposition was Stayed or a Peace Bond, a processing fee of $33.90 applies.

When requesting fingerprint destruction by mail, please send the application form and fee to:

Halton Regional Police Service
Attention: Information and Records Services
2485 North Service Road West
Oakville, Ontario L6M 3H8

Note that it may take up to one year for your application to be fully processed.

Law Firms or Third-Party Companies

If you are a law firm or a third-party company please enclose a signed authorization or a consent form addressed to the Halton Regional Police Service with your request for fingerprint destruction. Note the consent can be on your company letterhead rather than the consent form. Failure to provide your client’s authorization will delay your request. Consent documentation can be emailed to dqs@haltonpolice.ca.

Contact Information

For more information, please contact:
Information and Records Services
Phone: 905-825-4777 ext. 5430